How to Choose a Nursing School?

In this video we speak with James Tollefson, a Rasmussen College School of Nursing faculty member at the St. Cloud campus, who shares advice on how to choose a nursing school. He also provides information on the different nursing programs to consider once you’ve been accepted to the school of your choice.


You've decided to become a nurse. There are many schools to choose from. So how do you decide which is best for you?


A few of the things that you want to look at when looking at a school is how fast you can get into the school, the kind of credentials the school has, and of course, their NCLEX pass rate.


Educating nurses primarily focuses around keeping information current. We want to make sure that we're giving the students data that they'll be able to use in the field.


Once you've selected your school and you're accepted, it's time to figure out just how far you want to go in your nursing career.


LPN typically is two years. And then you have an opportunity of becoming a RN or going on to get your master's degree and even your doctorate degree in nursing.


For more information on nursing programs, go to For "What Should I Do With My Life?," I'm Naomi McDonald.


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